Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) - Feedback Studio Text-Only Similarity Report

Date Created: 20 April 2016
Product Name: Turnitin Text-Only Similarity Report

Version:

TXTOR2015Q2

Contact for more information:

Sun Oh sunlee@turnitin.com




Supporting Features (second column on VPAT)



Supports

Use this language when you determine the product fully meets the letter and intent of the Criteria.

Supports with exceptions Use this language when you determine the product does not fully meet the letter and intent of the Criteria, but provides some level of access relative to the Criteria.
Supports through equivalent facilitation Use this language when you have identified an alternate way to meet the intent of the Criteria or when the product does not fully meet the intent of the Criteria.
Supports when combined with compatible AT Use this language when you determine the product fully meets the letter and intent of the Criteria when used in combination with Compatible AT. For example, many software programs can provide speech output when combined with a compatible screen reader (commonly used assistive technology for people who are blind).
Does not Support Use this language when you determine the product does not meet the letter or intent of the Criteria.
Not Applicable Use this language when you determine that the Criteria do not apply to the specific product.
Not Applicable - Fundamental alteration exception applies Use this language when you determine a Fundamental Alteration of the product would be required to meet the Criteria (see the access board standards for the definition of "fundamental alteration").




Summary Table

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Supports with exceptions See details in Section 1194.21.
Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications Supports with exceptions See details in Section 1194.22.
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not applicable  
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products Not applicable  
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Not applicable  
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not applicable  
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supports with exceptions See details in Section 1194.31.
Section 1194.41 Information, documentation, and support. Supports with exceptions See details in Section 1194.41.




Section 1194.21: Software Applications and Operating Systems

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually. Supports with exceptions Most functionality can be performed using the keyboard-alone, with some exceptions:
The link for the text-only report is visible when tabbed to. Sighted keyboard-only users may not immediately know it is available.
(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer. Supports The text-only Similarity report does not disrupt or disable activated accessibility features.
(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes. Supports  There is a visual indication of focus and the focus order does match the visual order.
(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to Assistive Technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text. Supports Sufficient information about the user interface elements are available to Assistive Technology.
(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance. Supports Images used for controls are used consistently.
(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes. Supports Textual information is available for assistive technologies.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Supports System does not override user selected contrast and color selections.
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. Not applicable The text-only Similarity report does not use animation.
(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. Supports Highlighted text to show similarity is displayed using color, but also underlines the matching text.
(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided. Not applicable The text-only Similarity report does not permit users to adjust color and contrast settings.
(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Supports The text-only Similarity report does not use flashing or blinking elements.
(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Supports with exceptions The text-only Similarity report supports assistive technologies.




Section 1194.22: Web-Based Internet Information and Applications

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). Supports Images are provided as background images where a text-equivalent is exposed in the content.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not applicable The text-only Similarity report does not contain multimedia presentations.
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Supports Highlighted text to show similarity is displayed using color, but matches are also underlined.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Supports Text-only report is readable without an associated style sheet.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not applicable Server-side image maps are not used in the text-only Similarity report.
(f) Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape. Not applicable Server-side image maps are not used in the text-only Similarity report.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Not applicable Data tables are not used in the text-only Similarity report.
(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers. Not applicable Data tables are not used in the text-only Similarity report.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Supports The text-only Similarity report has one iframe, and that has a meaningful title.
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Supports The text-only Similarity report does not use flickering elements.
(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of this part, when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes. Supports with exceptions The text-only Similarity report contains the same information as the primary page, but does not contain some features like instructor feedback or additional report filters.
(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by Assistive Technology. Supports  The text-only view supports assistive technologies.
(m) When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with ¤1194.21(a) through (l). Supports The text-only report does not require applets, plug-in, or other applications.
(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Supports  The text-only Similarity report supports assistive technologies.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Supports There are no repetitive links.
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Does not support The session times out silently without notifying the user.




Section 1194.31: Functional Performance Criteria
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided. Supports The text-only Similarity report supports assistive technologies.
(b) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are visually impaired shall be provided. Supports  Supports Assistive Technology.
(c) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user hearing shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided Not applicable User hearing is not required.
(d) Where audio information is important for the use of a product, at least one mode of operation and information retrieval shall be provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or support for assistive hearing devices shall be provided. Not applicable Audio information is not used.
(e) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user speech shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people with disabilities shall be provided. Supports User speech is not required.
(f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided. Supports The text-only Similarity report can be operated using the keyboard alone.




Section 1194.41: Information, Documentation and Support

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge    
(b) End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge.    
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Supports with exceptions The help section contains detailed information for end users, although the helpdesk contact form contains some unlabeled form controls.